Allied Warships

HMS Urchin (ii) (R 99)

Destroyer of the U class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantR 99 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1941 
Laid down28 Mar 1942 
Launched8 Mar 1943 
Commissioned24 Sep 1943 
End service 

Reconstructed as Type 15 frigate during 1952-1954.

Scrapped at Troon in August 1967.


Commands listed for HMS Urchin (ii) (R 99)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Travis Beaufoy Birch, DSO, DSC, RN9 Aug 194328 Jun 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Archibald Ferguson Harkness, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR28 Jun 194419 Sep 1945
3Lt.Cdr. Denis Roy Newton Murdoch, RN19 Sep 1945mid 1946

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British destroyers & frigates

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Destroyers of World War Two

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